Mao Tse-tung: “The Long March”

Proletarians of all countries, unite!
There is one goal, the conquest of power!

THE LONG MARCH

Mao Tse-tung
October 1935

PoemsReproduced by
The Red Flag

THE LONG MARCH

a lu shih

The Red Army fears not the trials of the March,
Holding light ten thousand crags and torrents.
The Five Ridges wind like gentle ripples
And the majestic Wumeng roll by, globules of clay.
Warm the steep cliffs lapped by the waters of Golden Sand,
Cold the iron chains spanning the Tatu River.
Minshan‘s thousand li of snow joyously crossed,
The three Armies march on, each face glowing.